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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 is 13h 10m 13s and the Declination is +14° 02’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 is 23.75 (JPL).

13h 10m 13s
+14° 02’ 19”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.9°
Max altitude: 52.6°
Azimuth: 284.2°
  • 2023 GQ2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 52° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 GQ2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Finder chart of 2023 GQ2 in Virgo on June,02 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 in Virgo on June, 02 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2023 GQ2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 in Virgo on June, 02 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 from Earth is currently 241,685,396 kilometers, equivalent to 1.615567 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 26.1757 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 and arrive to us.

13 minutes and 26.1757 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest Approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 16 2028 at a distance of 0.010154 Astronomical Units, or 1,519,084 kilometers:

Thu Nov 16 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.40130341
Orbit inclination i 36.89105184°
Perihelion distance q 0.98450753 AU
147,280,231 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.30432873 AU
344,722,672 km
Semi-major axis a 1.64441813 AU
246,001,452 km
Orbital period period 2.1088 years
770.2236 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jul-11 19:53:11
2,459,772.3286 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Aug-20 01:15
2,460,542.5522 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 349.26397361235°
Longitude of the ascending node node 53.777271653459°
Mean anomaly M 106.64656731071°
Mean motion n 0.46739675°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 May 26 13h 16m 11s +16° 15’ 15” 23.57 Coma
2023 May 27 13h 15m 18s +15° 58’ 32” 23.59 Coma
2023 May 28 13h 14m 26s +15° 41’ 42” 23.62 Coma
2023 May 29 13h 13m 36s +15° 24’ 47” 23.64 Coma
2023 May 30 13h 12m 50s +15° 07’ 48” 23.66 Coma
2023 May 31 13h 12m 06s +14° 50’ 44” 23.69 Coma
2023 Jun 01 13h 11m 23s +14° 33’ 38” 23.71 Coma
2023 Jun 02 13h 10m 45s +14° 16’ 30” 23.73 Virgo
2023 Jun 03 13h 10m 06s +13° 59’ 18” 23.75 Virgo
2023 Jun 04 13h 09m 32s +13° 42’ 06” 23.78 Virgo
2023 Jun 05 13h 09m 00s +13° 24’ 51” 23.80 Virgo
2023 Jun 06 13h 08m 29s +13° 07’ 33” 23.82 Virgo
2023 Jun 07 13h 08m 00s +12° 50’ 17” 23.84 Virgo
2023 Jun 08 13h 07m 35s +12° 33’ 00” 23.86 Virgo